Welcome to the month of November from us here at Cerebro Technologies. Although coming a little bit late, we will like to arm you with a few tech tips going forward in the month.
- Keep software up to date
Installing software updates for your operating system and programs is critical. Always install the latest security updates for your devices: Turn on Automatic Updates for your operating system, Use web browsers such as Chrome or Firefox that receive frequent, automatic security updates and Make sure to keep browser plug-ins such as Flash, Java, etc. up to date.
- Avoid Phishing scams - beware of suspicious emails
Phishing scams are a constant threat - using various social engineering ploys, cyber criminals will attempt to trick you into divulging personal information such as your login ID and password, etc.
- Practice good password management
We all have too many passwords to manage - and it's easy to take short-cuts, like reuseing the same password. A password management program can help you to maintain strong unique passwords for all of your accounts. These programs such as KeePass can generate strong passwords for you, enter credentials automatically, and remind you to update your passwords periodically.
- Be careful what you click
Avoid visiting unknown websites or downloading software from untrusted sources. These sites often host malware that will automatically, and often silently, compromise your computer.
- Back up your data
Back up on a regular basis - if you are a victim of a security incident, the only guaranteed way to repair your computer is to erase and re-install the system.
 UC Berkeley https://security.berkeley.edu/resources/best-practices-how-to-articles/top-10-secure-computing-tips
 KeePass https://keepass.info/